Tuesday, May 25, 2004
George's Church Hall, 3909 St. George's Lane
The Assigned Subject Contest entries will
be shown and the judging comments discussed.
Videos produced by the Portsmouth Video Club will be shown. One of these, The Last Laugh, won a silver in the IAC.
OUR NEXT EXECUTIVE MEETING will be held on Tuesday, May
25, at 6:30 p.m. at St. George's Church Hall, prior to the general meeting.
THE ONE MINUTE CONTEST deadline is the May 25 meeting. Your videos may be on any subject.
However, they may be no longer than one minute in length, including titles and credits. You may enter as
many videos as you please. In this contest, you are permitted to put more than one video on the same tape.
Amateur Movie Makers Association (AMMA) - entries must arrive between June 1 and August 20.
American Motion Picture Society (AMPS) - entries must be received by August 31.
Ten Best of the West (TBW) - final date for receipt of contest
entries is August 1.
If you would like more information about any of these contests, contact Margaret.
PROTECTING YOUR CDs AND DVDs
Do: Handle only by the outer edge or the center hole. Use a non-solvent based
felt-tip permanent marker to mark the label side of the disc. Keep dirt or other foreign matter from the disc. Store discs
upright (book style) in plastic cases specified for CDs and DVDs. Return discs to storage cases immediately after use. Leave
discs in their packaging (or cases) to minimize the effects of environmental changes. Open a recordable disc package only
when you are ready to record data on that disc. Store discs in a cool dry, dark environment in which the air is clean. Remove
dirt, foreign matter, fingerprints. smudges, and liquids by wiping with a clean cotton fabric in a straight line from the
center of the disc toward the other edge. Use CD/DVD-cleaning detergent, isopropyl alcohol, or methanol to remove stubborn
dirt or material. Check the disc surface before recording
DON'T: Touch the surface of the disc; bend the disc; use
adhesive labels; store horizontally for a long time (years); expose to extreme heat or high humidity, expose to extremely
rapid temperature or humidity changes; expose recordable disks to prolonged sunlight or other sources of ultraviolet light;
write or mark in the data area of the disc (the area the laser "reads"); or clean by wiping in a direction going around the
disc. For CDs especially, do not: scratch the label side of the disc; use a pen, pencil, or fine-tip marker to write on the disc;
use a marker that contains solvents; or try to peel off or reposition a label..
See you all at the meeting. Visitors are always welcome.